SGaan Kinghlas–Bowie Seamount Gin siigee tl’a damaan kinggangs gin k’aalaagangs Marine Protected Area Management Plan 2019

SGaan Kinghlas–Bowie Seamount Gin siigee tl’a damaan kinggangs gin k’aalaagangs Marine Protected Area Management Plan 2019

SGaan Kinghlas–Bowie Seamount Gin siigee tl’a damaan kinggangs gin k’aalaagangs Marine Protected Area Management Plan 2019 (PDF, 7.40 MB)

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8 Implementation

The CHN and DFO are committed to collaborative implementation of this Plan in accordance with SK-B guiding principles, mandates, priorities and capacities for ocean management. Implementation includes continued cooperative management by both parties as well as the ongoing participation and advice of stakeholders.

8.1 Management Priorities

The Management Board has identified four linked management priorities for the SK B MPA based on the goals and objectives outlined in Section 5. These priorities, outlined in Table 2, will inform annual work plans and will be implemented within existing programs and resources, where possible.

Table 2. SK-B MPA Management Priorities and Associated Actions
Management Priority Associated Actions
A. Cooperative Governance and Adaptive Co Management
  1. Maintain regular communication and meetings of the Management Board, supported by technical staff.
  2. Engage Advisory Committee at least once a year.
  3. Continue to collaboratively review activity requests for the SK-B MPA.
  4. Develop annual work plans and progress updates, including monitoring (see Priority C).
  5. Create linkages, identify points of integration/overlap, and communicate and collaborate on other marine planning, science, and fisheries management processes, as appropriate.
  6. Identify and implement points of engagement for the SK-B Management Board in the fisheries management decision-making process.
B. Research to Support Conservation Outcomes
  1. Identify research priorities (e.g. understanding the SK B benthic community) to fill knowledge gaps.
  2. Compile the best available data to inform management decisions, including collaboration with other researchers where appropriate.
  3. Continue to pursue scientific and/or research-based advice from DFO, CHN and others, including advice based on Haida traditional knowledge, as appropriate.
  4. Continue to assess impacts of human activities (e.g. vessel traffic).
  5. Explore opportunities to utilize hydrophones to collect data.
C. Monitoring
  1. Develop a monitoring plan, including identification of indicators, reference points and thresholds, as appropriate.
  2. Utilize existing partnerships and form new ones to conduct monitoring activities, where appropriate.
  3. Based on monitoring results, update and revise the Plan (e.g. operational objectives) and/or adapt the monitoring plan, as appropriate.
D. Education and Outreach
  1. Update CHN and DFO websites on an ongoing basis with news about Plan implementation, outreach activities, and scientific research projects and findings.
  2. Develop an outreach strategy to build relationships with researchers, schools/educators, the Haida Nation, and the general public.
  3. Implement the outreach strategy as resources permit.

8.2 Reporting and Plan Evaluation

Monitoring reports will be produced at least once every five years and will include management recommendations to inform annual work plans, updates to the Plan, and management decisions, where appropriate. Results from monitoring will also be used to prioritize research activities and identify research gaps.

The Plan, including goals and objectives, will be collaboratively reviewed and updated every five years to consider emerging management needs and priorities, as well as results from monitoring reports and annual work plans. A comprehensive re-evaluation of the Plan will occur every 10 years.

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